Portable oil heater on wood table, is that safe?

The portable oil heater has stub legs that lets it a little off the ground

 

Putting it on your wood desk is it safe?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    One of those oil filled heaters, yes that is not an issue. Heat rises and the heat given off can't even burn skin, so no way will it burn the table.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Heat goes up. The stub legs keep the heater as far off the wooden table as it needs to be.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It's silly.  The heater should be on the floor, hot air rises.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Not the brightest idea, is it? Use your brain, that is what its for.

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  • Jason
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    4 weeks ago

    I would be worried about it getting knocked off, then it being hot maybe catching fire. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If your desk is solid wood there is no more risk of damage to the table top than sitting on a wood floor. If it actually is a laminate veneer then it's anybodies guess about the glue used and it's sensitivity to heat. Risk of falling off the table is also a consideration.

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